Passion for Travel: Destination Costa Rica!

Cristina Gutierrez Sori, At home In Alajuela, Costa Rica

Christina Gutierrez Sori was born in Colombia.  She immigrated to Costa Rica

A Great Two Days In and Around Arenal Volcano National Park

We headed out from San Jose International Airport to  our destination of Arenal Volcano National Park.  It was a bright sunny morning in July and we all excited about getting to see this extraordinary natural phenomenon.  We were hoping for good weather and so far were are blessed with lots sunshine.  After around 3.5 hours […]

Costa Rica is “For the Birds”

Playa Grande and Tamarindo Estuary, Northwest Costa Rica

My Costa Rica Journey- A continuing series written by Ann and dedicated to all those who love nature and wish to learn about the most interesting and educational destinations for tourist in Costa Rica. Playa Grande is located  on the Northwest Pacific Ocean in the Province of Guanacaste, only a few miles north of Tamarindo. […]

Smiles and Patience-Facts About Living and Retiring in Costa Rica

Helpful facts about Living and Retiring in Costa Rica from someone named Charlotte Ann Cabezas Creed, a farm girl from down home Alabama-United States of America.  I first started coming to Costa Rica in 1968, a newly wed starry eyed young bride.  No, I did not speak a word of Spanish. 1967-My husband Rod had […]

Retiring in Costa Rica, Insurance thru “Caja”

Can I buy the Public Health care Insurance better know as the “Caja?”  I am planning to retire in Costa Rica.  I have heard that this insurance is good and not expensive.  Is this truth or fantasy?  Yes if you become a permanent resident of Costa Rica you are required to purchase the Government run […]

Biking in Costa Rica

I am thirty years of age and an avid biker.  I am planning a vacation to Costa Rica this summer and want to bring my bike to use as part of my transportation.  Do you recommend this? No, I don’t recommend you bring your bike to Costa Rica, unless it is an organized tour for […]

In Search of Pura Vida

                                                                                                         IN SEARCH OF […]

Playa Grande NW Pacific Beaches

RENEE AND ANN Renee and I first met in Costa Rica in 2004.  I was living in Cariari with my then husband Rodrigo and on Sunday afternoons we would make the trip up the mountain to Las Pilas de Alajuela  (the road to the Poas Volcano).  Renee owned and operated Vina Romatica B&B.  The most […]